While some African-American superdelegates have switched to Obama, others who support Hillary say they are receiving pressure they don’t appreciate and are holding firm.
African-American superdelegates said recently that they’ll stand up against threats, intimidation and “Uncle Tom” smears rather than switch their support from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to Sen. Barack Obama.
“African-American superdelegates are being targeted, harassed and threatened,” said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.), a superdelegate who has supported Clinton since August. Cleaver said black superdelegates are receiving “nasty letters, phone calls, threats … [and] being called an Uncle Tom.”
— Charles Halverson